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ZIMSEC June & November 2024 Exam Fees: A Guide for Parents and Students

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The revelation of examination fees is a pivotal moment for students and parents, signalling the beginning of meticulous planning and financial considerations. In Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has disclosed the exam fees for the 2024 Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations. This disclosure comes with intricacies, including subsidies for public school students and additional charges for practical subjects and late entries. As families gear up for the academic challenges ahead, a thorough understanding of these fees is crucial for effective planning and preparation.

Understanding the ZIMSEC Exam Fees Structure

ZIMSEC has outlined a comprehensive fee structure for the 2024 examinations, catering to both O-Level and A-Level candidates. O-Level candidates are required to pay US$24 per subject, while A-Level candidates face a fee of US$48 per subject. Public school students, however, can breathe a sigh of relief as the government has committed to covering 55 per cent of the total examination fees for a specific number of subjects.

The 55 percent subsidy applies to 7 subjects at the Ordinary Level and 4 subjects, including Communication Skills, at the Advanced Level.

ZIMSEC O-Level Examination Fees for Public vs. Private Schools

Candidates in public schools will only bear 45% of the examination fees per subject. For O-level candidates in public schools, the fees amount to USD$11 per subject, while A-level candidates will pay USD$24 per subject. On the other hand, students in private schools or colleges, including private candidates in public schools, are required to cover the full examination fees.

Additional Fees and Penalties

Beyond the standard examination fees, candidates should be aware of additional charges for practical subjects and certain late entry penalties. Timely planning and organization are emphasized due to the extra costs associated with late submissions and changes to registered subjects.

  • Changing a subject: Candidates switching a subject will incur an additional US$11 for O-level exams and US$22 for A-Level exams.
  • Adding a new subject: Introducing a new subject will result in a fine of US$29 for O-Level students and US$59 for Advanced Level students.
  • Late entries: Late entries carry a fee of US$48 per subject for O-Level and US$96 per subject for A-Level.
  • O-Level practical subjects: Certain subjects like Physical Education, Building Technology and Design, Food Technology and Design, Home Management and Design, and Theatre Arts will have additional fees of US$48.
  • A-Level practical subjects: For Advanced Level practical subjects, additional fees of US$96 will be charged for subjects like Theatre Arts, Food Technology and Design, Home Management and Design, Physical Education, Sports and Mass Displays, and Sports Science and Technology.

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Payment Options and Deadlines

Zimsec 2024 Exam Fees

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Although examination fees are denominated in US dollars, parents and guardians have the option to pay in Zimbabwean dollars at their respective centers during designated periods.

For the June 2024 examination fees payment in the local currency, the period is set between March 13th and March 20th, 2024. The deadline for payments, along with proof of payments and entries for the June examinations, is March 20th, 2024.

Detailed Breakdown of 2024 ZIMSEC Exam Fees For O-Level & A-Level June and November

1. Ordinary Level Examination Fees:

1.0 O-Level Fees Per Subject

Candidates in Public Schools (Formal) US$11.00 (55% subsidy, reduced from US$24.00)
Candidates in Public Schools (Non-Formal) US$24.00 (No subsidy)
Candidates in Private Schools and Colleges US$24.00 (No subsidy)
Extra-Territorial Candidates US$56.00

1.1 Additional Fees for O-Level Practical Subjects

Candidates in Public Schools US$11.00
Candidates in Private Schools and Colleges US$24.00
Additional Fees for Specific Subjects US$11.00 – US$29.00

1.2 Amendment Fees: O-Level

Change of Subject/Option US$11.00
Addition of a new subject US$29.00

1.3 Late Entry Subject Fee

US$48.00 (Applies to specific subjects)

1.4 Centre Penalty for late submission of Entries

US$100.00

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2. Advanced Level Examination Fees

2.0 A Level Examination Fees Per Subject

Candidates in Public Schools (Formal) US$22.00 (55% subsidy, reduced from US$48.00)
Candidates in Public Schools (Non-Formal) US$48.00 (No subsidy)
Candidates in Private Schools and Colleges US$24.00 (No subsidy)
Communication Skills in Public Schools (Formal) US$20.00
Communication Skills in Private Schools, Colleges, and Non-Formal US$44.00
Extra Territorial Candidates US$98.00

2.1 Additional Fees for A-Level Practical Subjects

Candidates in Public Schools US$22.00
Candidates in Private Schools and Colleges US$48.00
Additional Fees for Specific Subjects US$22.00 – US$96.00

2.2 Amendment Fees: A-Level

Change of Subject/Option US$22.00
Addition of a new subject US$59.00

2.3 Late Entry Fees

Subject Fees US$96.00
Communication Skills US$88.00
Additional Fees for A-Level Practical Subjects US$96.00

2.4 Centre Penalty for Late Submission of Entries

US$150.00

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